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Bromley Age UK Open Day

Consultation on future of Homebase site in Penge

There is a public consultation running next week regarding plans to rejuvenate the Homebase site in Penge, owned by Legal & General.
The Homebase lease is expiring early next year and L&G are looking to attract one of the major established supermarket chains to come to the north end of Penge High Street.  In order to do so, substantial improvement works will be undertaken to update the building within the same footprint and height but with the aim of opening up the building and improving pedestrian accessibility.  As well as the food store there will be space for two small retail units internally, such as a café or other local service.   The proposals should help increase the retail attractiveness of this end of Penge High Street and provide more facilities for people living or working in the vicinity.
HardHat, a consultancy, will be running a public consultation drop-in event on the evening of Thursday 3 November between 4 pm and 8 pm in Melvin Hall, Melvin Road.

Beckenham Post Office to close in August

Despite huge opposition from local people, The Post Office has taken the decision to close our post office at the War Memorial. It will close at 17:30 on 17 August 2016. The “new” franchise will open 9am on 18 August 2016.

WBRA along with CCARA and BBA collected several thousand signatures against closure. But these counted for nothing. We suspect that the “new” franchise will not be able to offer the space and ease of the old branch. We will monitor the service.

Residents’ Forum Open Meeting

8pm Tuesday 20 October 2015

Venue 28

Venue 28

28 Beckenham Road

(next to the Library and Spa)

Have your say. Come along and raise your concerns directly with our panel of Councillors in a forum setting. There will be a Councillor from every Ward in Beckenham:

Clock House Ward • Copers Cope Ward • Kelsey and Eden Park Ward • Penge and Cator Ward

Please do come and join us from 7.45pm

We look forward to seeing you there

Make sure you are registered to vote.

Council is sending reminders to residents to return the Household Enquiry Form

Last week the Council sent out letters to remind households they must return the Household Enquiry Form if they haven’t yet done so. The form is part of the annual canvass of who is eligible to vote in the borough. It is used to check if there are any changes to those registered so if someone no longer lives at the property they can be removed. Any new people can be invited to register as the Government has changed the way people register to vote – it is now an individual’s responsibility, you can’t do it for a whole household.

The information from the canvass will be used to put together the annual electoral register. This register lists the names and addresses of everyone who is eligible to vote.  It is also used for detecting crime, calling people for jury service and checking credit applications.  It is a legal requirement and if you don’t give the information, you can face a fine.

You can just check the names of the people (printed on the form) who are currently registered to vote at the address.  If the details remain the same you can confirm this by visiting or by calling 0800 197 9871 or by texting NOCHANGE to 80212.  To do this you will need the security code on your the Household Enquiry Form.

If your details need to be updated you can let the Council know at  All the information is on the Household Enquiry Form.

For more advice and information visit the Government website or email